• 4:21

    Headliner Removal Classic Car Maintenance Technique

    Brent Ackley and George Vondriska teach you how to remove the old and tattered headliner in a 1956 Chevrolet 150 and replace it with a new liner. They walk you through the step-by-step process, demonstrating essential classic car maintenance techniques. You should wear a respirator and be careful not to get any of the dust…

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  • 5:54

    Welding Basics: Adjusting Welders

    Craig Hopkins will present more welding basics in this video. Craig with also teach you how to recognize if the wire on a welder is to fast or to slow, how to balance the heat range and wire speed, and where to position your hand when welding. Learn what is happening while you weld and…

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  • 1:38

    Removing a Car Floor

    In this week’s demonstration, Craig Hopkins removes the floor from a 1967 Chevy Chevelle. Once he’s finished cutting it away and lifted the body off the table, he’ll be ready to install a new floor in one solid piece.

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  • 5:20

    Removing Hardware from a Car Body

    When stripping the hardware from a car, it is important that you take the necessary precautions to carefully remove each component. Craig Hopkins teaches you how to use a torch and a few hand tools to find and remove screws and other materials that are holding the hardware onto the body of the car. The…

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  • 24:14

    Tips for Stripping Metal from a Car Body

    Craig Hopkins goes to work on stripping the remaining metal components from the body of a 1967 Chevy Chevelle, including all of the removable and in some cases salvageable hardware. He walks you step by step through the cutting process, using a chisel and other handy tools to remove all of the extra pieces on…

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  • 6:07

    Using a Chisel to Strip Metal from a Car Body

    Craig Hopkins teaches you how to utilize a chisel when working on the door jamb of a stripped car. He demonstrates a few essential tips and techniques for properly using a chisel to peel a quarter-panel away from the door jamb in order to get the metal down to single plane. By doing this, you…

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  • 8:56

    Removing the Car Panel on a Classic Car

    The next step in the restoration and upgrade of a 1967 Chevelle involves removing the front end, roof, and tail and quarter panels. Craig Hopkins and his teammate demonstrate the entire cutting and chiseling process, which is both tedious and necessary. Once they’re through, Craig teaches you how to take a closer look at the…

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  • Assessing a Cleaned Car and Racking the Gutted Parts

    Assessing a Cleaned Car and Racking the Gutted Parts

    Before getting started on the next phase of a classic car restoration, you should assess the status of your gutted and cleaned out car. Craig and Aaron Hopkins show you the inside of their cleaned 1967 Chevy Chevelle, and reiterate the importance of organizing and racking all the parts that you took out of the…

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  • Cleanout and Inventory of a 1967 Chevelle Classic Car

    Cleanout and Inventory of a 1967 Chevelle Classic Car

    In preparing for a complete restoration and upgrade, Craig and Aaron Hopkins get to work on cleaning out and taking inventory for a 1967 Chevy Chevelle. They walk you step by step through the entire cleaning process, which involves gutting the car’s interior components and sorting through the parts that should be recycled or trashed…

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